[Python-Dev] make static

Greg Ward gward@python.net
Tue, 26 Jun 2001 16:10:09 -0400

On 25 June 2001, Guido van Rossum said:
> As long as it works, it works.  I don't think there's a reason to
> spend more than absolutely minimal time trying to keep it working
> though -- we're trying to encourage everybody to migrate towards
> distutils.  So (without having seen the SF report) I'd say "tough
> luck".

The catch is that I never got around to implementing statically building
a new interpreter via the Distutils, so (for now) Makefile.pre.in is the
only way to do this.  ;-(  (Unless someone added it to the Distutils
while I wasn't looking, which wouldn't be hard since I haven't looked
in, ummm, six months or so...)

Greg Ward - just another /P(erl|ython)/ hacker          gward@python.net
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